NFL’s New Masks Could Look Pretty Weird

“Some of them, when you first look at them, you think, ‘Gosh, no’ … ”  | File photo

NFL looking to use surgical or N95 material with helmets to combat coronavirus

Fox Sports – The NFL and the sports equipment company Oakley are working on face masks that could contain surgical or N95 material, the NFL Players Association’s medical director said Monday.

Dr. Thom Mayer told “The Adam Schefter Podcast” what he’s expecting when the league starts the 2020 season:

“I had suggested that we should consider novel and emerging ways to handle the helmets and the face masks and the spread of the virus. And these guys, the bioengineers that we use and that the league uses — Oakley, does all the face visors for the league under contract — these guys got the bit between their teeth.”

While Mayer said he wasn’t sure how the new face masks would look, he believes the designs could cover the player’s entire face mask.

“They’ve got some prototypes. They’re doing really good work. Some of them, when you first look at them, you think, ‘Gosh, no’ … Read more. 

The NFL has fans covered, too … 

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These facial coverings are to help protect the health and safety of fans amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Whatever the NFL comes up with is sure to be an improvement over the gas masks worn by British soccer players during World War I …

Soccer team of British soldiers with gas masks, World War I, somewhere in Northern France, 1916. Press photo.